This four letter domains sold for a lot of money, and here are some potential uses.
West.cn reported on March 2 that the domain MPZS.com was sold for 80,000 yuan (about $11,400). According to the same news, the market price for four letter .com domains has increased from around 2,100 yuan in mid-February to around 2,700 yuan now. So, what MPZS.com is a definite outlier.
Many companies in China use 4-pin names. For example, the global player Alibaba is actually 4-pin (A Li Ba Ba = 阿里巴巴). Didi Chuxing, the taxi-hailing company which swallowed up the all-mighty Uber China in 2016, is another example (Di Di Chu Xing = 滴滴出行).
Four letter domains are great because they are relatively cheap but can be used by startups as acronyms of their 4-pin names. In the case of MPZS.com, it can be used to create many brands for application in a variety of business fields. Below are some examples I came up with.
|Ming Pai Zu Shi||名牌祖师||famous founder of a field||consulting|
|Ming Pai Zhu Shou||名牌助手||famous assistant||outsourcing|
|Mei Po Zhi Sheng||媒婆之声||voice of the matchmaker||match making|
|Ming Pin Zhan Shi||名品展示||showcasing famous products||ecommerce|
|Mo Pa Zhen Suo||莫怕诊所||no fear clinic||medical|
|Ming Pai Zhu Suo||名牌住所||famous address||real estate|
There are already two Chinese companies using the MPZS acronym. MPZS.com.cn provides interior decoration services, and its name is Ming Peng Zhuang Shi (铭鹏装饰=interior decoration engraved with a bird, in literal translation). MPZS.net is also in the same field, and its name is Ming Pin Zhuang Shi (铭品装饰=interior decoration engraved with character).
Be aware that many 4-pin names can be upgraded to 2-pin or two letter. In the above examples, MPZS can be upgraded to MingPeng.com, MingPin.com, or simply MP.com because Zhuang Shi is a suffix describing the business field of the companies and therefore can be omitted. For domain investors owning the mentioned domains for upgrade, that is good news.